Saber Interactive Joins Development of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

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Evil Dead and Crysis Remastered developer Saber Interactive has teamed with Aspyr Media for the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, a revamped version of BioWare’s legendary 2003 RPG that remains beloved by fans for its engrossing story set over 4,000 years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy. The news stems from Embracer Group board member Matthew Karch, who revealed during the company’s Q4 report that Saber Interactive would be assisting Aspyr in helping bring the remake to life. Karch has called the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake a “massive product,” hinting at a truly modern version of the game with completely overhauled graphics and a new combat engine.

“Aspyr has gone full in to make this the best game that they can make,” Karch said. “When we acquired Aspyr, we knew from the start that they would require our assistance [and] Saber has tremendous expertise in creating these types of products.”

“We’re fully confident that the game is going to be fantastic, but it’s a massive, massive product, and massive products require a lot of effort and a lot of time to make good,” he added. “And especially when you’re talking about a game already old – very old – we’ve basically had to remake that game from scratch.” More about the game will be shared “in the next several months.”

While this leaves us with a rather broad window for when we can expect to hear more about the KOTOR remake, we could make a guess that it will appear at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest, which is due to take place on 9th June.

Aspyr has previously said it hopes this remake will bring some newcomers to the series, as well being enticing enough to cater to long term fans.

On its release, the Star Wars KOTOR remake will be a timed PlayStation console and PC exclusive.

Source: Embracer Group (via Eurogamer)

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